President's message

10 Nov 2017

Dear co-operators,

In just a few days we will be meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for our Global Conference and General Assembly, where we will hear from keynote speakers Gro Harlem Brundtland and Linda Yueh.

You can read more about the key sessions at the conference here. The Alliance’s team has designed a special programme for young co-operators attending the conference, who will have a variety of special sessions and events to choose from. And, a number of tour packages and activities are available for those wishing to explore Kuala Lumpur, including visits to local co-operatives.

To make it easier for you to be up to date with what is happening we have launched an official conference app – GoCoop. Using the app you will be able to share news, pictures and comments on the event. Fun contest organised by the Alliance’s team: Those of you with most comments, shares or retweets will qualify for the Media Ambassador of the Year title and a free registration for the Alliance’s next General Assembly. Good luck to everyone!

Looking forward to our Global Conference, I am very proud of what we have accomplished as a movement these past years. Our actions were based on five pillars: economy and leadership; sustainable development; interco-operation; gender equality and the next generation; and innovation. I have highlighted some of the key work that we did together in this report.

It has been an absolute honour to work with the Alliance’s team, the Board of directors and all of you to create the best conditions for the growth and the sustainability of our global movement.

Our movement is rich in its diversity and history. On that note, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate IFFCO for its 50th anniversary – a great milestone achieved by one of the world’s most successful co-operatives. Congratulations from all of us IFFCO!

I look forward to welcoming you in Kuala Lumpur and sharing more memorable moments with you.

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With appreciation,

Monique F. Leroux